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The oddest little historical fact that has stayed with me from reading this book is the squirrel migration. At the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition, there were apparently so many squirrels in this country, that the squirrels migrated seasonally like birds. Lewis and Clark witnessed them in large numbers swimming south across the river on which they were traveling. It was such a surprising and delightful little piece of information I had never known about before. It gives the reader a window into how different the country was at that time from today. It's difficult to imagine how different.

The little reference to squirrel migration encapsulates why this book was so interesting to read. Ambrose presents the Lewis and Clark adventure with little quirky details that make it come alive.


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